Posted on December 16, 2021 at 1:44 pm

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Celebrating Indian Beauty Pageant Winners

Celebrating Harnaaz Sandhu? Here is the list of 5 other divas who made India proud on the International stage


Harnaaz Sandhu won the Miss Universe title yesterday bringing home the crown after 21 years, becoming only the third Indian woman after Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen to achieve the feat. The beauty queen beat out 79 other contestants for the title in global pageant that was held in Israel this year and is streaming on Voot Select. But this isn’t it, India has had more such proud moments at an international stage with so many Indian beauty pageant winners. This lsit includes Reita Faria, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Here is the list of divas who have made the country proud at an International stage.

  1. Reita Faria

Prior to India’s stunning triumph in 1994, when Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai won Miss Universe and Miss World, respectively, beauty queen Reita Faria was the first woman from India, and even Asia, to win the title. Reita took up the top rank in 1966 after winning two sub-titles: ‘Best in Swimsuit’ and ‘Best in Eveningwear.’ She was a model and physician from Goa who finally chose a less glamorous path and pursued medical training.

Celebrating Indian Beauty Pageant Winners

  1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Backchan needs no introduction. After winning the Miss World title in 1994, this Mangalorean beauty hasn’t looked back. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rose through the ranks of Bollywood to feature in blockbusters such as Devdas, Guru, and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam before moving on to Hollywood films such as Bride And Prejudice, The Mistress Of Spices, Provoked, The Last Legion, and The Pink Panther 2. She continues to be a show-stopper wherever she goes, especially during the Cannes Film Festival, where she wore bold costumes.

Celebrating Indian Beauty Pageant Winners

  1. Sushmita Sen

In 1994, Sushmita Sen made history when she became the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title. On May 21, 1994, Sushmita was crowned the winner of Miss Universe 1994 in the Philippines at the young age of 18. It has been 27 years since the actress made history after winning the coveted title.


Celebrating Indian Beauty Pageant Winners

  1. Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta, was the second Indian woman to win the Miss Universe competition in 2000. While she has a successor in Harnaaz Sindhu, Lara Dutta’s Miss Universe victory in 2000 is legendary as well. More than the crown, the actress made history by receiving the highest scores in the pageant’s history.


Celebrating Indian Beauty Pageant Winners

  1. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Finally, on the list of celebrated Indian beauty pageant winners is Miss World 2000, Chopra is one of India’s highest-paid and most popular entertainers. She has received numerous accolades, including two National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. She is currently making a huge splash in Hollywood as an actress, producer and entrpreneur.

Celebrating Indian Beauty Pageant Winners

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